At one time, werewolves, vampires and other monsters were usually the villains of stories. Werewolves were mindless beasts who tore people apart. Vampires were corpses that drained blood from sleeping people.
Then everything changed. People started to see the beauty in monsters and eventually they became shades of gray characters or even heroes.
With the normalization of monsters, actions rather than species defined villains in stories. Many times human characters are far worse than paranormal ones.
In fictional worlds in which paranormal creatures blend with people rather than dwell on the outskirts of human society, anyone can be the villain. In some ways, it’s more disturbing than using monsters to represent evils that are often found in our own species.
Who are some of your favorite non-human heroes? Do you prefer your monsters to be good, evil, or maybe something in between?
Fangs and Fists 2: Grit
by Kate Hill
Werewolf gladiator Grit faced his own mortality in the arena, only to be resurrected by a demon. Grit now lives a shadowy existence as one of the soulless, remembering only bits and pieces of his former life. Nonetheless, he recognizes evil and knows he must fight for the future of his young son, as well as the rest of the world.
Zari, a vampire warrior, helped Grit escape the tower where he had been imprisoned. She had feelings for Grit when they'd first met, but at the time he had been mated to another wolf. Now that he's on his own, they're free to explore their feelings as they fight side by side as part of the rebellion against the demons. In the midst of war, their love grows, but danger is everywhere.
Haylen, the demon who resurrected Grit, offers a bargain that may save or destroy the rebellion. Whatever the outcome, Zari and Grit intend to face it together and explore the once forbidden passion between them.
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Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.